A monthly calendar focused on happiness from Greater Good at Berkeley. If you click each day, the resources you may need are linked to it and it will take you to them.
December 2019 Musts
This is a collection of high quality resources that can be used throughout the month of December and beyond.
• A resources section with handy links to our best stuff
• A page of all the free downloadable templates we've created
• A videos page with everything organized and easy to find
• A Google page with our most popular Google-related content
Includes: videos, podcasts, e-books, guides, templates.
This framework from the Government of Saskatchewan was developed by education sector partners based on feedback from public engagement sessions and an online survey. The framework will be used to help create an action plan for education in Saskatchewan from 2020 to 2030.
"Reach all your students at their own level.
Freckle empowers teachers to differentiate instruction across Math, ELA, Social Studies and Science."
"Allows kids to practice math at their own level and pace. Has more than 30,000 math questions, starting with a diagnostic that assigns material at just the right level. Front Row also features lessons, assessments, and reports for teachers. Grades: K–9; cost: Free for teachers; $ for upgrades and other features."
This is a strategy to allow your students to share "What else do you know that I didn’t ask you?" By including a last page with the title...Everything I know about this topic but wasn’t asked on the assessment…
Students can practice matching words to the correct definition, and donate rice at the same time.
For each correct answer, the United Nations World Food Programme donates 10 grains of rice to a country in need. How’s that for combining word learning with social goodness? When a student plays, there is a visual display of rice (see image) which is added to a bowl each time the student makes a correct response.
Free Rice includes subject area lists in Geography, Science, Math, and others. It is leveled so students can play at just the right level of challenge for them.
If you have an error message just copy and paste this url into your browser: https://freerice.com/categories
Ocean School's mission is to provide learners, the next generation of ocean citizens, with the knowledge and tools to understand our influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on us.
ABOUT OCEAN SCHOOL
Dalhousie University and the Ocean Frontier Institute have teamed up with the National Film Board of Canada to create Ocean School. Ocean School is a free, innovative inquiry-based learning experience.
At Ocean School, learners explore habitats at the bottom of the Gulf of St. Lawrence with virtual reality. They strike a pose with a life-sized augmented reality whale, and dissect virtual cod! Through stunning original animation, they learn about the history of the cod through the eyes of an Indigenous artist. 360° videos transport them to places they could never go—diving in a kelp forest, or hiking on a tropical island 300 miles off the coast of Costa Rica.
The Ocean School experience begins by presenting learners with a big question — a challenge that guides their inquiry. Each piece of media comes with a customizable activity that educators can assign via Google Classroom or download to use in class. At the end of a module, learners develop a “Take Action” plan to address the critical social and environmental problems they’ve been learning about.
Ocean School empowers the next generation of ocean citizens, researchers, and innovators, with the knowledge and tools to investigate and design innovative solutions for the accelerating challenges that face the world’s ocean.
ACCESS Ocean School is a free resource for everyone that requires a free account, SK teachers have access to Ocean School through their NFB account. If you do not have an NFB account, you will have to make one upon your first visit to Ocean School.
Every year on Christmas Eve, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) tracks Santa’s journey around the globe. It’s fun to see Santa visit the countries and landmarks around the world. The site also includes games, books, videos and music to enjoy in the lead up to the big night!
"Free self-paced quizzes to review, assess, and engage—in class and at home."
This is a great formative assessment tool that makes learning and reviewing feel like a game.
This tool is great for students when working individually (compared to Kahoot! and Quizlet where the class plays together). Kids could do them at a station, centre or even for homework.
Turn your assessment into a game!
Anyone can use Quizlet to study and learn content created by other users, or to create your own custom study sets. You can also share sets with friends, classmates or your students.
The best way to get started on Quizlet as a student or a teacher is to search for sets made by other Quizlet users. Students and teachers create new study sets all the time, so it's quite likely that you'll be able to find what you're looking for.
This is a great tool for formative assessment. Students can work in groups and compare answers and learn from one another.
You can come to this site and watch Reindeer live on camera! Santa even makes appearances to feed them. Apparently you can catch elves or the Grinch from time to time as well!
You can check to see if you are on the nice list!
You can also come here to listen to Santa read stories. How cool is it to have Santa read you a bedtime story?
This would be a good creative writing or journal entry prompt for ELA as well.